'Dragonball: Evolution' Screenwriter Apologizes, Admits He Did It for 'A Big Payday'

'Dragonball: Evolution' Screenwriter Apologizes, Admits He Did It for 'A Big Payday'

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Derek Padua, the self-described "world's first professional Dragon Ball scholar," gave the world a jolt in early 2015 with a 13-minute live-action independent pilot called Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope. Not long after, fans raised almost $66,000 on indiegogo to fund two more episodes.

"But the series has already been live-action'd!" you say, experiencing a 2009-flavored pang in your anime-loving heart. "And it was absolutely awful!" Yes. Padua knows this, and he contacted screenwriter Ben Ramsey for a new book called USA DBZ. Turns out Ramsey, who previously penned The Big Hit and Love and a Bullet and hasn't had another screenplay produced since '09, had been waiting to get some stuff off his chest.

“I knew that it would eventually come down to this one day," he opens an apology letter sent to Padua (via Comic Book Resouces).

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